Burn Notice

Season 3 Episode 13

Enemies Closer

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 11, 2010 on USA
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Episode Summary

When Michael's old acquaintance Larry shows up unannounced, it is up to Michael to clean up his mess. Meanwhile, Michael's brother Nate shows up with his new wife Ruth.

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  • Solid episode

    The commercials teased dissension with Michael, Fiona and Sam, but if you expected that to be anymore than what you saw tonight, you were crazy.

    The episode was high on action which was nice, with my highlight being the jump from the hotel to the mattress in the pool, and the one man missing and breaking his foot. That looked absolutely brutal.

    This is the kind of episode B Note needs more of to get its ratings back on track. After that SNL skit that mocked the show hopefully some new viewers checked it out, liked what they saw and became fans.moreless
  • Larry one of Michael's "friends" from the CIA shows up and between him and Gilroy, Sam and Fiona have had it. They don't want anything to do with Michael until he comes to his senses. Nate shows up at their Mom's with a new wife from Vegas.moreless

    Between Gilroy and Larry no wonder Fi and Sam are angry. First the dead body and then the flight logs. It surprising they are even speaking to Michael anymore. Larry played by Tim Matheson is a piece of work. It was interesting to see Matheson in that kind of part as he usually plays good guys. Larry is anything but! He seems to have no qualms about killing anyone including Michael if he has too. Boy talk about a great partner! He killed some shoe salesmen from Buffalo to take his identity, then stole Michael's to steal a few million all the while putting some patsy on the line to kill as a cleanup in the end. All of this to force Michael back into a life of killing and stealing.

    Now Gilroy is even a weirder dude. He's got Michael pulling flight logs for all planes coming and going from Southern Florida which is a major National Security issue. I'm not even sure why Sam agreed to that one in the first place. At least he finally came to his senses. It does seem that Michael is getting a little carried away with some of these deals. At least he has Fi and Sam to pull him back from the abyss.

    This episode and the plot seemed to get very messy by the time it was done. I mean there were a number of people Michael couldn't trust and he got his friends mad at him. It's not good to be hung out to dry. Then with the money switch, Larry almost got him killed. I think for once I would have been fine with Michael cleaning up that mess. What he ends up doing is pretty funny though.

    An entertaining episode with a few more complications than usual and not all in a good way. Michael survives another week to do his thing and it will be interesting to see how and when he deals with Mr. Gilroy. I can't wait! Thanks for reading...moreless
Chris Vance

Chris Vance

Mason Gilroy

Guest Star

Dash Mihok

Dash Mihok

Jack Fleetwood/Yablonski

Guest Star

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez


Guest Star

Tim Matheson

Tim Matheson

Larry Sizemore

Recurring Role

Seth Peterson

Seth Peterson

Nate Westen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Sam points out the Santa Muerta tattoo on dead Justino's arm (beginning of the episode), he says there are six tears... there are only five. When they duplicate the tattoo on Justino's stand in later in the episode there are only five tears there as well.

    • Featured Music:
      "Hey Na Na" by Katie Herzig (Opening scenes)
      "Little Britney" by Daniel Lenz (Preserving the corpse)
      "Crucifijo" by John Lehmkuhl (Michael shows up at the hotel)
      "What's Mine Is Mine" by Jeff Biebuyck (Into the pool)
      "CM104 Pina Colada Salsa" by Braily Ramos (Fake Justino)
      "Uphill Battle" by Russell Howard (Michael saves Jack from Larry)
      "Burn Trick" by PolyWooD (Fake kill)
      "Chasing Theo" by Russell Howard (Larry shows up to an angry Michael)
      "Bikinis Y Rock" by Chico Sonido (Closing scenes)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Michael: I know I let Larry get too close.
      Fiona: You let him crawl inside your head and make a nest.
      Michael: (to Fiona) There's a part of me...this part that's like him. But it's just a part. And it gets smaller the longer I'm with you.
      Fiona: Well, tell me you're done with him forever.
      Michael: I am. I want him gone.
      Fiona: (smiling) How can I help?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: 2 miliony dolarů (2 Milion Dollars)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 31, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: April 14, 2010 on FX
      Czech Republic: June 2, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Sweden: June 6, 2010 on TV6
      Norway: June 14, 2010 on Viasat 4
      United Kingdom: November 24, 2010 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: January 31, 2011 on Vox
      Slovakia: November 22, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Finland: January 21, 2013 on MTV3

    • Seth Peterson (Nate Westen) and Kylee Cochran (Ruth Westen) are married in real life.